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CIE Study Abroad

Hours: Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

New Hours starting June 1, 2015: Monday through Friday - 10:00 a.m.  to 4:00 p.m. 

  • Visit us: Garland Hall 138
  • Call us: (414) 229-4846
  • Fax us: (414) 229-4858 
  • E-mail us:

Mission Statement

The Center for International Education is dedicated to providing UWM students with high-quality, safe, and affordable international academic opportunities. These opportunities allow them to develop the knowledge and skills needed to become productive and successful members of the global community. In partnership with UWM's schools and colleges, our goal is to increase awareness of education abroad opportunities, promote intercultural learning, and advocate for diversity in participants and programs.



PLEASE NOTE: The MyPantherAbroad online application system will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance on Saturday, June 13, 2015, from approximately 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. CST. Please plan accordingly.


The link above will direct you to the MyPantherAbroad online application system. You will notice that the page will change in format and design. You must start an application in order to log in to the site (see instructions below).

To start an application:

  1. Search for your program of interest
  2. Click on the program page
  3. Click the "Apply Now" button near the top of the program page
UWM students will use their ePantherID and password to access the application.
Non-UWM students will create a login and password for the application.

Students may log in and out of their application as needed prior the application deadline.

Already started an application?

  • Current UWM Students -- click here to access your application.
  • Non-UWM Students -- click here to access your application.


Important Dates and Announcements:

Anticipated UWinteriM & Spring 2016 Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs:

More information will be posted on our website on July 15, 2015.

  • Cuba SARUP - Michael Martin
  • Europe & Morocco LSB - Amit Bhatnagar
  • Germany Engineering - Dan Beller/Sharon Kaempfer
  • Ghana Africology - Zacharia Nchinda
  • Haiti Health Sciences (Spring/Spring Break) - Cindy Clough
  • Malawi Nursing - Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu
  • Mexico Atmospheric Science - Jon Kahl
  • Thailand Nursing - Julie Snethen & Nuananong Seal
  • Ireland Colmcille Spring Semester - John Gleeson
  • London Spring Semester - Nancy Nygaard
  • Paris Spring Semester



Study Abroad 101 Sessions:

Learn how to choose a program, how programs differ, and how you can apply!

All sessions will be held in Garland 104.

  • More sessions dates & times will be posted soon


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Study Abroad Office Services

The Study Abroad Office is the part of the Center for International Education (CIE) responsible for sending students abroad as well as receiving incoming exchange students from partner universities around the world. The program coordinators are each responsible for facilitating and working with outgoing students within specific programs. A team of peer advisors conduct walk-in advising for students who have general questions about the study abroad processes, experiences, and program offerings. The office also sponsors many events including the study abroad fair.

International Student ID Card

The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is your passport to discounts and services at home and around the world. Every year, students use their cards to take advantage of worldwide offers on travel, shopping, museums and more. It is also the only internationally recognized student ID.

You can apply for a card in the Study Abroad Office! To apply, complete the form below and submit it with a color photo (per the size specified on the form) to the Study Abroad Office.(LINK Form)

Passport and Visa Photos

Do you need passport photos? Come to the Study Abroad Office and in 30 minutes or less you will receive photos that are of professional quality and printed on government regulation paper. This service is available on a walk-in basis in the Study Abroad Office between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Note: The standard U.S. passport photo size is 2 x 2 inches, however, if you need a different size, we can adjust accordingly


  • 2 Photos: $8.00 
  • 4 Photos: $13.00 
  • 6 Photos: $18.00 
  • 8 Photos: $23.00 
  • $5 per each additional set

Note: Payment is by personal check or money order made payable to"UWM" only. Cash and credit cards will not be accepted.

These photos can be used for passports, visas, and certain study abroad applications, as well as for anInternational Student ID Card (ISIC).


With our application program, you may be required to scan documents into the application program. If you do not have access to your own scanner, you may come to the Study Abroad Office and use ours for free! This service is on a first come, first serve basis.

There are also many other places to use scanners on campus. For example, the Golda Meir Library has multiple large copy/scanner machines available. There is no charge for scanning on any of the scanners and you will have the ability to e-mail files. We recommend that you put them on your PantherFile or USB drive.

The UITS desk on the first floor in the west wing of the library has staff trained to assist with the use of these machines.